CRAFT challenge #555 – birthday blog hop

Good Morning,

This year Craft  Challenge is 11 years old and still going strong.

Our team is a group of dedicated, talented, lovely people lead by the only team member who has been present from the start, Jo.

If you feel at any time that you would like to join our fabulous team, then just have a look on our DT Call page, which will inform you of any openings on the team. Or, simply get in touch with us and let us know.

And now it’s time for our birthday celebrations. This week our challenge is Birthday! (what else could it be?)

Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering into this challenge.

 There is a maximum of 1 entry per person for this challenge and as always it needs to be new work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Although we love to see your work, it would put those contestants that put more than 1 entry in at an unfair advantage. The same limit exists for the prizes to be won on the blogs of our DT members.

Please also make sure to turn word verification off as this makes leaving a comment on your lovely creations much easier. We do not leave a comment if you have word verification switched on.

The rules this year are very simple:

     1.     Make a project for this challenge and add it to the Craft  Challenge Blog  and your entry will be put in the random draw for the prize from Love To Scrap 2 .

   2.     Visit the blogs of our DT and enter into their Linky or their comments if no Linky is in place to be put in the random draw for the prize on their blog.

    3.     The Top 3 will be chosen as every week and each of the Top 3 will win a prize this week too.

You should have come here from Brenda’s and as you can see your next stop is Hazel’s Blog  .

The prizes on this blog are

Sponsor 1: From Oddball Art  a  $10 Voucher

Here’s my first card that uses a digi Stamp from Oddball Art Co.

I coloured this with Chameleon pens (WG3, NU1, NU0, RD4, BR1, RD2, RD3, NU2, NU00).


Sponsor 2: Eureka Stamps 3 digital images

Here is my second is using a digi Stamp from Eureka.

I’ve made this one for my sister in laws 50th birthday. I coloured this image with Chameleon pens (WG3, BR5, WG7, BR4, RD2, PK2, RD3, PK4, RD4, PK5, PK3).

Please leave a link in the comments to your entry on your blog if you would like to be in with a chance of winning one of the two prizes listed above on my blog 🙂

Thank you – happy crafting!

Design Team cards for Stamp Addicts – Vintage roses (large and small)

These are 6 of the cards I made using the vintage rose head large and the vintage rose head small for my first time as a DT member for Stamp Addicts. I was sent 4 stamps to create cards and this is one of the stamps, see my other posts to look at the other cards I created which were featured on Hochanda on Friday 7th February 2020 at 7pm.

1. Large rose head

For this first card the large flower was stamped 3 times in archival ink – jet black and inked with Altenew inks (baby pink, fushia and magenta). The same inks were used to ink onto the base card and also to stamp and stencil. The stamp used on the base card is from Elizabeth craft designs, planner essentials stamps – patterns 2, and the stencil is an imagination crafts leaf stencil.

The label is the from the pin dot label trio and is by tattered lace, as is the foliage. The sentiment is from Stamps by me.

2. Large rose head

For the second card I once again stamped 3 of the large flowers in archival ink – jet black. I coloured directly onto the flowers with some conte watercolour pencils and used a water brush to pull out the colour. The background is from The Paper Shelter “hippie van” and onto this I stamped a Hunkydory stamp “Life doesn’t have to be perfect”. The background was mounted onto black and then onto a base card and the flowers were shaped and stuck with some silicone glue to help keep their shape.

3. Large rose head

The third card using the large flower I stamped 9 flowers in archival ink and coloured these with distress ink – tattered rose. The flowers were then layered onto the base card overlapping so that they made a seem less background. A topper was cut out and a sentiment was die cut and stuck onto it with gems to finish off the card.

4. Small rose head

The background for this card was stencilled onto the base card with a Clarity Stamp Stencil from the doodleology collection and two distress inks – fossilized amber and pumice stone. A border was drawn around the stencil. 7 of the small flowers were stamped in archival ink – jet black and inked in the same two distress inks. The flowers were stuck onto the stencilled background and where they fell over the edge they were cut to the edge. On a scrap piece on card the sentiment was stamped and inked to contrast.

5. Small rose head

To colour the flowers for this more contemporary card I used direct to paper technique using distress ink – picked raspberry. Added a contrasting backing paper and die cut some sizzix heart flowers for the leaves. The sentiment is one from Stamps by me.

6. Small rose head

I’ve only used a single flower with this design, as I wanted to show that they don’t have to be grouped they can be an accent. This flower is coloured with distress inks – picked raspberry, wilted violet and seedless preserves. The background was made using antique linen, hickory smoke and tattered rose distress inks, with a Parisian feel Stamp, a Tattered lace ‘nested notepapers’ die. I then added a butterfly and a sentiment to finish.

Design Team cards for Stamp Addicts – using Jessie with jar by Sherry West

These are 3 of the cards I made using Jessie with jar for my first time as a DT member for Stamp Addicts. I was sent 4 stamps to create cards and this is one of the stamps, see my other posts to look at the other cards I created which were featured on Hochanda on Friday 7th February 2020 at 7pm.


This is the first card of three I made was coloured with Chameleon pens (CG5, NU0, NU3, NG4, NU00, VO2, NU2, CG9, BL4, YO3, RD4, RD2, YO2, YL2). The card background was made using two stencils, one from Clarity Stamps, hearts, doodleology stencil and one from Phil Martin ‘honeycomb’ plus distress inks mustard seed and shabby shutters and distress oxide inks fossilized amber and chipped sapphire. The sentiment was stamped with archival Jet Black and is from the Sara signature collection – Vintage Lace – Heartfelt Sentiments.


The second card made was coloured with Chameleon pens (NU0, NU3, NU00, NU2, BL4, NU4, BG1, PK2, CG5, NG4, YO3, VO2).


The third card was again coloured with Chameleon pens (NU00, NU2, NU0, PK5, PK3, BL4, CG5, NG4, YO2). The background was made using a flower stamp and picked raspberry distress ink.